Saturday, July 28, 2007


Yesterday at work one of my colleagues was asking if there was such a word as absenteeism. I said yes, and then had to spell it for him. He then suggested that I may have been making it up! So off to the handy dandy online dictionary to prove that I was not in fact making up words for the fun of it!

What the trip to the dictionary did provide though was a link to the word Presenteeism, which I have to admit is one I hadn't heard of before.

Definition: the practice of always being present at the workplace, often working longer hours even when there is nothing to do;

I definitely am not guilty of presenteeism workwise (I can work from home..don't have to be present!), but it could be a word that fits my internet habits! Even when I have read all my feeds, checked all my groups, I will go through the links again...just in case someone has posted something!

I love words!

1 comment:

  1. I love this kind of stuff, finding new words and all that. I also had no idea presenteeism existed.



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